CA DMV Test

91 Questions | Total Attempts: 240

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CA DMV Test

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _______ or higher.
    • A. 

      0.08%

    • B. 

      0.10%

    • C. 

      0.05%

  • 2. 
    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

    • B. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • C. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

  • 3. 
    When may you legally go around or under a railroad crossing gate?
    • A. 

      Under no circumstances

    • B. 

      When you can see clearly in both directions

    • C. 

      When the warning lights are not flashing

  • 4. 
    When approaching a crosswalk where a blind pedestrian is waiting to cross, you must stop:
    • A. 

      More than five feet from the crosswalk so the pedestrian will not be distracted by the sound of your engine

    • B. 

      At the crosswalk and wait for the pedestrian to cross the street

    • C. 

      At the crosswalk and then tell the pedestrian when to cross the street

  • 5. 
    Which of these statements is true about blind spots?
    • A. 

      You only need to turn and look over your right shoulder for lane changes to the right or left

    • B. 

      Look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left shoulder for a left lane change

    • C. 

      Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots

  • 6. 
    You must have a written Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California (SR 1) to DMV when:
    • A. 

      Your vehicle fails a smog test

    • B. 

      You are involved in a collision and there is an injury

    • C. 

      You change your insurance company

  • 7. 
    Which of these statements is true about motorcycles?
    • A. 

      Motorcycles are small and can easily be seen by drivers

    • B. 

      Motorcycles may not share traffic lanes

    • C. 

      Motorcycles should be follows at a 4 second following distance

  • 8. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      There is a sharp turn to the right

    • B. 

      Right turn only lane

    • C. 

      Right turn permitted on green arrow only

  • 9. 
    Which of these is the proper way to change lanes?
    • A. 

      Signal, check your mirrors, and then change lanes

    • B. 

      Signal, check your mirrors, and look over your shoulder before changing lanes

    • C. 

      Check your mirrors, look over your shoulder, then change lanes

  • 10. 
    It is night. A car coming toward you has its high beams on which makes it hard to see the road ahead. You should:
    • A. 

      Look ahead toward the left edge of your lane

    • B. 

      Look ahead toward the right edge of your lane

    • C. 

      Look straight ahead in your lane

  • 11. 
    What should you do at an intersection with a flashing yellow signal light?
    • A. 

      Maintain your speed but watch for other vehicles

    • B. 

      Stop before crossing the intersection

    • C. 

      Slow down and cross carefully

  • 12. 
    Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two feet or more apart:
    • A. 

      May only be crossed to make a left turn or U-turn

    • B. 

      Should be treated like a solid wall and not be crossed

    • C. 

      May be used to begin or end left-hand turns

  • 13. 
    Safely backing your vehicle includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Looking over your right shoulder as you back up

    • B. 

      Checking behind your vehicle before you get in

    • C. 

      Tapping your horn before you back up

  • 14. 
    If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road (hydroplane), you should:
    • A. 

      Drive at a constant speed to gain better traction

    • B. 

      Apply brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding

    • C. 

      Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes

  • 15. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is:
    • A. 

      35 mph

    • B. 

      30 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

  • 16. 
    Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:
    • A. 

      Legal, if it is your child

    • B. 

      Illegal at all times

    • C. 

      Not restricted by law

  • 17. 
    You must yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle by:
    • A. 

      Driving to the right edge of the road and stopping

    • B. 

      Moving to the right lane and driving slowly until it has passed

    • C. 

      Stopping immediately, even if you are in an intersection

  • 18. 
    Which of these statements is true about large trucks?
    • A. 

      They take longer to stop than passenger cars

    • B. 

      They all have air brakes which allow them to stop quickly

    • C. 

      They are more maneuverable than passenger cars

  • 19. 
    If your cell phone rings while you are driving and you do not have a hands-free device, you should:
    • A. 

      Answer the call because it may be an emergency

    • B. 

      Let the call go to voice mail

    • C. 

      Check the incoming number before answering the call

  • 20. 
    An orange-colored sign like this means:
    • A. 

      There is road work ahead

    • B. 

      You must change lanes ahead

    • C. 

      There is detour ahead

  • 21. 
    When can you drive using only your parking lights?
    • A. 

      30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise

    • B. 

      Under no circumstances

    • C. 

      On foggy days when visibility is low

  • 22. 
    U-turns in business districts are:
    • A. 

      Always illegal because they are dangerous

    • B. 

      Legal whenever oncoming vehicles are not a hazard

    • C. 

      Legal only at intersections, unless a sign prohibits them

  • 23. 
    Which way do you turn your front wheels to park downhill next to a curb?
    • A. 

      Into the curb

    • B. 

      Away from the curb

    • C. 

      Parallel to the curn

  • 24. 
    While driving, you should look 10 to 15 seconds ahead of you:
    • A. 

      And focus on the middle of the road

    • B. 

      Because it's a legal requirement

    • C. 

      To see potential hazards early

  • 25. 
    The two-way road you are driving on has a lane marked as shown in the picture. This lane is used:
    • A. 

      To begin or end left turns or start a permitted U-turn

    • B. 

      As a regular driving lane during periods of heavy traffic

    • C. 

      To pass other vehicles that are moving slowly